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Terracotta Bull

Possibly late 2nd millennium BCE- early 1st millennium BCE

Diameter at rump
8 1/4 in. x 3 1/8 in.(diameter) x 2 7/16 in. (21 cm x 8 cm x 6.2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: T.265
Other Number(s): I-4 (Bull Collection No.)
Geography: Asia, Iran, Southwest Caspian Sea
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Function Unknown
Collection: Bull Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
  • bulls - Adult males of cattle, oxen, bison, camel, moose, walrus, whale, seal, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, giraffe, elephant, dolphin, and other animals.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Connoisseur's Collection: An Exhibition of the Richard C. Bull Collection Bryn Mawr College , Dec 5, 2005 – Feb 17, 2006

  • Diameter at rump Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 2 7/16 in. (21 x 8 x 6.2 cm)

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Catherine W. Person, The Connoisseur's Collection: An Exhibition of the Richard C. Bull Collection Bryn Mawr College., 2005
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